About Us

DR. LYNNETTE SINCLAIRSMITH

VETERINARIAN / OWNER

Dr. Lynnette SinclairSmith was raised in Calgary and has always had a love for all animals. She started as a receptionist at the Westhills Veterinary Clinic, then went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, with Great Distinction, in 2004.

After graduating, Lynnette spent the first two years working as a small animal emergency veterinarian, then returned to the Westhills Veterinary Clinic in 2006 as an associate veterinarian. She has a passion for internal medicine and cherishes the time she spends with her clients and patients, striving to provide the best care possible. 

Lynnette has most recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a co-owner of the practice in October 2016. 

When not putting in long hours at the practice, she enjoys spending time travelling with her family (usually in the hot sun), paddle boarding, playing the piano, and absolutely adores her fur family (Motz, Chips and Chowder).

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DR. SUZANNE ADAMS-HIRD

VETERINARIAN / OWNER

A proud, born and raised Calgarian, Dr. Suzanne Adams-Hird attended the University of Calgary, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Zoology. She then went on to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, graduating with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with Great Distinction, in 1992.

Working part-time at various clinics across Calgary and Canmore, Suzanne spent rich years raising her busy family, while never losing her interest, desire or skills in caring for creatures great and small.

In 2001, Suzanne joined the Westhills Veterinary Clinic,  providing locum services and appreciating the diverse and interesting clients and patients the clinic enjoys. She proudly became co-owner of the practice in October of 2016, fulfilling a longtime goal.

In addition to her time at the clinic, Suzanne is a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, mentoring the next generation of animal care professionals. Suzanne’s areas of keen interest lie in soft tissue surgery and dentistry.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, her pets (Murphy, Jack and Jill), travelling, photography and scrapbooking.

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DR. HAYLEY ROBBINS

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Hayley Robbins started volunteering at the Westhills Veterinary Clinic during her first year of veterinary school and then joined the practice as a full-time veterinarian in the summer of 2017. She graduated from the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine program with distinction. During her studies she gained experience in various fields of veterinary medicine, including small animal general practice, small animal emergency medicine and veterinary research.

Hayley grew up in Calgary and is very happy to be practicing in her hometown. When she is not at the clinic (which is rare!), she really enjoys cooking and even did a cooking class in Italy. She loves to spend time with her family and her family dog, Frisbee, who is an 8-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mix. Hayley loves all aspects of small animal veterinary practice and is very excited to be part of the Westhills veterinary team.

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NICOLE

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST

Nicole graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College in November 2011. She joined our team when she moved from Moose Jaw to Calgary in 2013 and has been working here ever since.

She has always loved working in a small animal practice where she can really get to know the clients and their pets. She has huge soft spot for cats and a special interest in anesthesia, dentistry, surgery, patient nursing and client education.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, yoga, cooking/baking and spending time with friends and family. She lives with her 2 adopted cats, Thomas and Parker.
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LAUREN

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST

Lauren graduated from the AHT program at Olds College in 2013 and has been at Westhills Veterinary Clinic since 2014.

Lauren has always had a sincere love for animals. Throughout her youth, Lauren volunteered at an animal grooming facility and various veterinary clinics. While furthering her education, Lauren worked at both doggy day cares and dog training facilities. 

Lauren has an interest in surgical procedures and animal behaviour.

During her spare time Lauren likes to spend time with her friends and family and also enjoys kick boxing, weight lifting, and playing badminton. 

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TAM

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST

Raised in Calgary, Tam started working part time as a receptionist at the Westhills Veterinary Clinic in 2001. During that time, she also graduated with a BSc (Chemistry) and BEd from the University of Calgary. After spending time as a High School Science teacher, she realized her passion was in veterinary medicine. She returned to school (Olds College) and obtained her Animal Health Diploma (with distinction) in 2010.  Although she enjoys all aspects of her job, her special interests are dentistry and surgery. 

Her favourite things about the clinic are the interesting cases seen daily, the great relationships developed with patients and the fun team she gets to work with.

A fun fact about Tam is that she’s an avid scuba diver with her Dive-master certification. She’s dove the Great Barrier Reef, Red Sea, Caribbean and Mexico. She even participated in a shark feeding! She loves adventure and has skydived and backpacked through Europe. 

When not at work, Tam enjoys camping with her family, and competing in flyball with Sydney, her Jack Russell Terrier and Dash, her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

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CHARLENE

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST

Charlene works as a registered veterinary technologist for Westhills Veterinary Clinic. She was raised in Calgary. Charlene lives with her husband, two daughters and their cat named Sampson. Charlene has worked at the clinic since 2003 and graduated from the animal health technology program at Olds College in 2007.

She loves working with all the staff at the clinic and enjoys the challenges each day brings. Her interests lie in feline medicine, dentistry, and nutrition. In her spare time she likes to go camping and spend time doing activities with her children.

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JILL

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST ASSISTANT

Jill is the newest addition to the clinic. You will find her helping out the Registered Veterinary Technologists in treatment or our receptionist team out front. She has been working in the veterinary industry for over 4 years and started her career working at a very busy emergency clinic.

Jill was born and raised in Kelowna, BC and recently moved back to Calgary with her best friend and her dog Chewy. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, binge watching Netflix and exploring the city.

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GARNET

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST ASSISTANT

Garnet has worked at Westhills Veterinary Clinic for over 11 years as a veterinary technologist assistant. She has worked in the veterinary industry for over 22 years and has a huge passion for helping animals and their owners. She loves doing the "little extras" for the patients to help with their comfort and improve their quality of life.

Garnet is married to her fantastic husband and they have two young boys. She also has a pug named Frankie and her cat Jasmine (who is diabetic) which keeps her very busy. She loves her time on the weekend at the clinic and really enjoys being a part of such an amazing team.

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JANET

OFFICE MANAGER

Janet has lived in Calgary all her life, and she has always had a love for animals. 
She brings to us 20 plus years of experience managing a team, with many years focused on small animal nutrition. 
Janet enjoys meeting pet parents and their fur babies, and loves that every day in the clinic is different; with the opportunity to always learn something new. 
When Janet is not at the clinic she enjoys cooking, baking and travelling with her husband.
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KRISTIN

RECEPTIONIST

Kristin is currently on maternity leave, enjoying time with her new son. She has been working at Westhills Veterinary Clinic since 2010 but has been working in the veterinary industry for over 20 years. She loves all animals, but has a special fondness for cats. You will find her smiling face at the front of the clinic on Saturdays. Her favourite part of working at the clinic is being able to see and get to  know all the wonderful pets and clients. 

Kristin is also the owner and operator of a local preschool in Calgary which keeps her very busy. She is married to her amazing husband, Jordan, and they have three wonderful cats, Maui, Tipsy and Hopson.

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JESSICA

RECEPTIONIST

Jessica has a background in social work and dog training and thrives when she is working in a fast-paced environment with people and animals.
Dogs are Jessica’s lifelong passion and she loves instructing puppy training and basic obedience classes in her spare time. She has two dogs of her own; a Pomeranian named Pedro and a Pug named Gus.